Erik in AK said:The water is deepest at the outside of the bend
I'm in the same boat as you, literally and figuratively. I also have a Hewes River Runner and am looking to start exploring the rivers. I've been operating almost exclusively in Skilak Lake, which makes my trips very weather dependent. Any significant chop is really uncomfortable with the shallow vee. Deshka Landing seems like an obvious place to start, although I'd like to find someplace less crowded and without a fee. I'm considering putting side guides on my trailer as it is difficult to recover the boat from a flowing current without them. If you find a good river for someone just cutting their teeth, please let me know.